First post, by retro games 100
I have a 486 mobo which I'd like to put inside a case, and wondered what my options are?
I am looking for a case that has approximately 5 or 6 "front bay" panel/slots. (For things like CD-ROM, floppy, etc.)
(I'd love to have something in that area to display the CPU speed, and perhaps a temperature reading too.)
Other requirements would be to have a turbo button somewhere, alongside the power button, of course. 😉
I understand the main couple of problems are:
- A more modern case might not have the correctly positioned / aligned mobo "mount screw holes" (for want of a better phrase), to fix the mobo in to place, against the bottom of the case.
- And perhaps more importantly, on the back of the case, the AT-style backplate I/O shield would be a problem - for instance, how would I get the larger AT-style sized keyboard 5-pin socket port to fit correctly there, and to look "normal" back there, without having unusual looking gaps, etc.
Any comments greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot!